The Joya de Nicaragua Antano Lancero is 7.5x38 and is made by Nicaragua's oldest cigar company. Joya de Nicaragua was originally founded in 1964 when the factory opened. In the glory days of the 1970s, the brand was arguably the finest in the world, smoked in the White House and prized for its rich flavor. After war decimated Nicaragua, however, and the original factory burned to the ground, Joya de Nicaragua struggled to regain its former glory. Responding to the trend toward full-flavored cigars and looking at its own heritage as a producer of powerful smokes, the brand’s makers have created a new version called Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970.