Looks like you picked a good choice. The cedar top will give it a warm sound, sort of "Spanish," but still classical. Don't worry about uncommon brand names... Most truly excellent guitars are each made by one man or a small team, not mass-produced, which is why brand names aren't common for good classical guitars (or other classical instruments).
I have a 2005 "Granados" that was made by a team of luthiers in Mexico, with rosewood sides and back with a cedar top. My college guitar professor had a friend who'd been raving about the Granados guitars, so he decided to pay the $100 shipping fee to audition one. He knew I was looking for a guitar, so I was the first to audition it the day it arrived. I'd been using a super-cheap Yamaha student classical guitar until then, and the difference was massive. The look, feel, projection, and most importantly, the sound quality was all-around better to my ears. I absolutely loved the dark sound of the cedar top.
Before that, I had spent a lot of time auditioning classical guitars, including true high-end guitars at a dedicated classical shop, and also the classical guitars common to music stores (Yamaha, Alvarez, etc.). The guitars at the high-end store were nice, but the only one of them that I wanted to own was a $4,000 Kenny Hill Hauser '37, a beautiful and balanced guitar that was simply too expensive for me. All of the regular music store classicals had significant problems with either tuning stability, intonation, frequency balance, or projection--even though they were less expensive, they were overpriced.
So, the moral of the story is, develop your technique, discover what you like, and audition. But that comes later... Either way, I think you made a good choice for a first guitar.
Regarding lessons, I agree with the previous posters. With classical guitar, playing techniques are fundamental. If you don't want to experience roadblocks later, learn from a proper educator. You might have the best luck taking lessons from guitar professors at a local college or university.