Attempting what never had been done before, Carlito overcame the challenges of growing Dominican wrapper and in 1992, “Project X from planet 9” was born. When Cigar Aficionado was first published in September 1992, the magazine brought a revival to the industry until the late 90’s called the cigar boom. This was the perfect time for the release of Fuente Fuente OpusX. In 1996, Mondovi Opus One sued the Fuente Family for trade infringement for using the word “Opus”. The Fuente Family fought a three year battle and won, “David beat Goliath”! Everyone, wanted to get their hands on this rare, perfectly constructed, full bodied Dominican cigar. In 1997, over 40 million cigars were produced.