Romeo y Julieta 1875 Romeos. Romeo y Julieta 1875 is the modern reincarnation of one of the most famous Cuban cigars. Originally established in 1875 by Inocencio Alvarez and Mannin Garcia, Romeo y Julieta 1875 is one of the original Cuban cigar lines. Jose “Pepin” Rodriguez Fernandez, who was the former head of the Caba?as factory in Havana, and his firm Rodr?guez, Arg?elles y Cia bought Romeo y Julieta in 1903. Romeo y Julieta 1875 cigars are now made in the Dominican Republic by Altadis.