In 1898, Don Eduardo Plasencia left The Canary Islands in search of success and opportunity and started growing tobacco in Vuelta Abajo, Cuba.
Don Eduardos nephew, Sixto Plasencia Juares, expanded the business and opened the Corojal farm.
Sixto Plasencia created Hijos de Sixto Plasencia (Sixto Plasencias sons) and began to export and sell to bigger companies.
Castros regime confiscated the farms. Don Sixto and his family fled to Mexico with only what they could carry, and later relocated to Nicaragua.
In1965, Starting again from scratch, Don Sixto planted his best seeds in the fertile soils of Nicaragua.
Plasencia became the largest grower of tobacco in the world with more than 6,000 employees, 4 factories, and 8 plantations in Honduras and Nicaragua, producing 40 million cigars a year.
In 2017, Plasencia Cigars, the familys own brand was launched. Néstor Andrés, Gustavo, and José Luis Plasencia introduced the Alma series, Reserva Original, and the Cosecha 146 among others.