An agricultural product

Today, Europe’s cigar manufacturing industry continues centuries-old processes involved in the highly delicate, artisanal craftsmanship of growing and manufacturing cigars and cigarillos of the highest quality for European and international markets.

Cigars and cigarillos are inherently agricultural products. Manufactured from mainly fermented air-cured tobacco leaves, sourced from only a limited number of countries around the world whose geography can ensure the highest quality and maturity of the three distinct product parts needed: a filler, a binder leaf which holds the filler in place, and a natural wrapper. 

What Is A Cigar - ECMA

The tobacco leaves destined to become the wrapper of the cigar, in particular, are distinctive, both in type as well as in method of cultivation. This results in the use of many different tobacco types in the manufacturing process and a significant number of different consumer end-products. Each are characterised with a distinct consistency, burn-rate, flavour and aroma. 

The distinction between cigars and cigarillos essentially relates to the unit weight of products: cigars generally weigh 2.5-3.0g (sometimes much more than that), while cigarillos are mostly in the 1.2-1.5g range.